Aliases for HDAC4 Gene
External Ids for HDAC4 Gene
Previous HGNC Symbols for HDAC4 Gene
Previous GeneCards Identifiers for HDAC4 Gene
Histones play a critical role in transcriptional regulation, cell cycle progression, and developmental events. Histone acetylation/deacetylation alters chromosome structure and affects transcription factor access to DNA. The protein encoded by this gene belongs to class II of the histone deacetylase/acuc/apha family. It possesses histone deacetylase activity and represses transcription when tethered to a promoter. This protein does not bind DNA directly, but through transcription factors MEF2C and MEF2D. It seems to interact in a multiprotein complex with RbAp48 and HDAC3. [provided by RefSeq, Jul 2008]
GeneCards Summary for HDAC4 Gene
HDAC4 (Histone Deacetylase 4) is a Protein Coding gene. Diseases associated with HDAC4 include Chromosome 2Q37 Deletion Syndrome and 2Q37 Microdeletion Syndrome. Among its related pathways are HIV Life Cycle and Transcription Ligand-dependent activation of the ESR1/SP pathway. GO annotations related to this gene include sequence-specific DNA binding and transcription factor binding. An important paralog of this gene is HDAC5.
UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot for HDAC4 Gene
Responsible for the deacetylation of lysine residues on the N-terminal part of the core histones (H2A, H2B, H3 and H4). Histone deacetylation gives a tag for epigenetic repression and plays an important role in transcriptional regulation, cell cycle progression and developmental events. Histone deacetylases act via the formation of large multiprotein complexes. Involved in muscle maturation via its interaction with the myocyte enhancer factors such as MEF2A, MEF2C and MEF2D. Involved in the MTA1-mediated epigenetic regulation of ESR1 expression in breast cancer.
Histone deacetylases (HDACs) are a group of enzymes closely related to sirtuins. They catalyze acetyl group removal from lysine residues in histones and non-histone proteins, causing transcriptional repression. HDACs are usually components of multiprotein complexes.